Hiya folks!not sure the world is ready for this but I've just finished my first license plate bass/lead hybrid! I read a tip that works very well - put the pup below the plate cos it's magnetic.I…Continue
I had a 4 year break from performing and songwriting (I figured I needed one after 30 years!) I started a new band due to the persistence of a drummer acquaintence of mine - drummers are certainly persistent!
After jamming covers with him and a guitarist friend using the cigar box bass I made last year, I started writing new songs this year and have got about 5 ready. Another 3 or 4 and we will start gigging them and releasing an album so quite excited.
I have of course been inspired by my cigar box guitar hobby and use as many of the instruments I have so far made in my writing and recording. This has led to me searching out new acts on Spotify who play a more rootsier sound and have been delighted to discover some brilliant talent. I could list dozens but I must mention and recommend The Bones of JR Jones, Jimbo Scott and Ben Miller Band.
Being a big fan of Elvis, Eddie Cochran and Johnny Cash (amongst others) I am concentrating on writing and producing a more raw sound, so when they are ready I'll put up some links for you folk to hear. Cheers!